Women in Sri Lankan Sculpture and Painting

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Title

Cobra couple on a guardstone.

Subject

Cobras in art
Stone--bas-reliefs--Dematamal Vihare--Okkampitiya--Monaragala--Sri Lanka

Description

This guardstone at the Dematamal Vihare in Okkampitiya in the Moneragala district, Sri Lanka, shows a cobra couple with arms round each other. It reflects the growing importance of the female in naga-nagini guardstones in the middle Anuradhapura period (ca. 5th-7th century A.D.).

Creator

Sirima Kiribamune

Source

Dematamal vihare, Okkampitiya, Moneragala, Sri Lanka

Date

ca. 5th-7th century A.D.
Period of study: 1986-1987
Version: 01/12/2012

Contributor

Co-Author: Seneviratna, Harsha
Technical Officer: Wijesinghe, Lalith
Technical Assistant: Jayasundare, Subhashini
Photographer: Madanayake, I.S.
International Center for Ethnic Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies, Colombo

Rights

All rights reserved by International Center for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka.

Relation

Forms part of Photographic documentation of Women as depicted in early Sri Lankan sculpture and painting / Slide in present collection

Format

JPEG 2000

Language

eng

Type

image

Identifier

PDWESLSP.S.37

Coverage

ce

Citation

Sirima Kiribamune, "Cobra couple on a guardstone. ," online in Digital Library for International Research Archive, Item #12534, http://www.dlir.org/archive/items/show/12534 (accessed August 15, 2020).

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